Trivia: Drivers "Piglet" and "Booger" drove for which top team?

Trivia: Drivers "Piglet" and "Booger" drove for which top team?

Post by Jordi Gen » Sat, 22 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Yes, back in the days when drivers were gentleman and racing was
romantic, a leading team had two dashing drivers who ran at the front,
one nicknamed "Piglet" and the other "Booger".

Of course, these nicknames sound more *** in the native Spanish of
our two heroes.

Who were they?

Answer:

From 1974 through 1976, Carlos "Lole" Reutemann and Carlos "Moco" Pace
drove for Brabham. Lole won four races for Brabham and Moco one.

Lole is a contraction of "lo lechon", or "the (milk-fed) piglet".

Moco is short for "mocos" -- "mucus" or more colloquially, "booger".

Yes, those were the days.

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Trivia: Drivers "Piglet" and "Booger" drove for which top team?

Post by sweet » Sat, 22 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> From 1974 through 1976, Carlos "Lole" Reutemann and Carlos "Moco"
> Pace drove for Brabham. Lole won four races for Brabham and Moco one.
> Lole is a contraction of "lo lechon", or "the (milk-fed) piglet".
> Moco is short for "mocos" -- "mucus" or more colloquially, "booger".
> Yes, those were the days.

They certainly must have been!

But what is the etymology of these nicknames? Was Reutemann a slightly
pudgy sort of young chap with smooth skin? Was Pace - well, I dont
want to try and imagine him...

I understand these colourful types of nicknames are  very common in
Spanish?

B

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